Definition of disulfide in English:


Syllabification: di·sul·fide
Pronunciation: /dīˈsəlˌfīd
(chiefly British also disulphide)


  • 1A sulfide containing two atoms of sulfur in its molecule or empirical formula.
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    • Molybdenum disulfide is all the rage in rifles right now.
    • Solid lubricants such as soap, molybdenum disulphide or graphite are preferred to mineral oils and greases.
    • Phosphorothioate modification was obtained using tetraethylthiuram disulfide for 15 min at room temperature as recommended by Applied Biosystems.
  • 1.1An organic compound containing the group —S—S— bonded to other groups.
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    • Disulfide bond formation is a common consequence of oxidative stress in cellular proteins.
    • When cysteine mutations are performed on the participating residues, spontaneous disulfide bond formation is observed.
    • The native structure of lysozyme contains both a-helical and beta-sheet domains, including four disulfide bonds.

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